Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila

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Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর
Upazila
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur is located in Bangladesh
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Lakshmipur District
Area
 • Total 514.78 km2 (198.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 684.425[1]
 • Density 1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Lakshmipur Sadar

Lakshmipur or Laxmipur Sadar (Bengali: লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর) is an Upazila of Lakshmipur District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Lakshmipur Sadar is located at 22°57′00″N 90°49′30″E / 22.9500°N 90.8250°E / 22.9500; 90.8250 . It has 95664 units of house hold and total area 514.78 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Lakshmipur Sadar has a population of 525188. Males constitute 50.27% of the population, and females 49.73%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 244605. Lakshmipur Sadar has an average literacy rate of 37.8% (7+ years), and the JOKSHIN BAZAR area is most popular area in Lakshmipur.It has some important Office and other institution.National average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Kazi Nazrul Islam visited Lakshmipur Sadar in 1927.[2]

Administrative[edit]

Lakshmipur Thana was formed in 1860. It was turned into an upazila on 24 March 1984. Lakshmipur municipality was formed in 1976. Lakshmipur Sadar has 21 Unions/Wards, 239 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 252 villages.

Name of union GO code Area (acre) Population (Male-Female) Literacy rate%
Uttar Joypur 95 3254 9484-10589 51.54
Uttar Hamchadi 75 5562 12807-13800 51.85
Kushakhali 55 8223 13564-12504 36.40
Chandraganj 20 4219 14130-14463 58.46
Char Ruhita 30 7054 14765-14226 33.77
Charsai 25 4511 12843-13408 45.19
Dakshin Hamchadi 90 3598 11840-11858 53.03
Dattapara 40 4684 13857-14926 58.06
Dalal Bazar 35 3685 15953-15708 43.62
Dighali 45 4338 10317-11350 48.80
Parbatinagar 80 3016 7660-7758 51.76
Bangakha 13 4331 12008-11996 50.00
Basikpur 14 4548 12630-14000 56.01
Bhabaniganj 15 13583 25722-26294 33.29
Mandari 70 5365 15884-15697 48.76
Laharkandi 60 4863 13572-13138 42.67
Shak Char 85 20423 25689-24660 33.53
Hajipara 50 3586 10714-11469 49.03

Religious institutions[edit]

Mosques 731, temples 3, churches 1, dargahs 1, tombs 3. Noted religious institutions: Majupur Matka Mosque, Tita Khan Mosque, Syedpur Jami Mosque, Madhu Banu Mosque, Shree Shree Govinda Mahaprovu Jeu Akhra, Joseph Church, Lakshmi Narayan Baishnab Math.

Newspapers and periodicals[edit]

Daily[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Kantha (1995)
  • Al-Chist (1995)
  • Malancha,

Weekly[edit]

  • Natun Samaj (Natun Desh, 1973)
  • Elan (1982)
  • Natun Path (1987)
  • Damama (1992)

♦Bortoman Laxmipur (2012)

Monthly[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Barta (1989)

Defunct Newspapers and periodicals[edit]

  • Mukti Bani (1928)
  • weekly Ganamukh (1973)
  • Chetana (1969)
  • weekly Ananda Akash (1995)
  • Prachchhad (1984)
  • Chhayapath
  • Kabita Barta

Unions[edit]

  • Uttar Hamchadi.
  • Dakshin Hamchadi.
  • Dalal Bazar.
  • Char Ruhita.
  • Parbatinagar.
  • Bangakha.
  • Basikpur.
  • Dattapara.
  • Uttar Joypur.
  • Chandraganj.
  • Hajirpara.
  • Charshahi.
  • Dighali.
  • Mandari.
  • Laharkandi.
  • Shar Char.
  • Bhabaniganj.
  • Kushakhali
  • KhilBaishha
  • Shakhchor
  • Uttar Char Romoni Mohon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Nazimuddin Mahmud (2012). "Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila". In Sadequr Rahman Jewell. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.